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    Although I have more than one lens for all of my interchangeable lens cameras, I do sometimes like to go out with just one lens.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Pinky and the Brain. Yer datin yerself kiddo.

    Our children used to watch that!

    PE

    *I* used to watch that!

    Thanks for the replies folks. I have (had?) this perception that I need a bagfull of lenses to go with my SLRs, but when I finally got to that point with my Nikon, I found myself still using one lens almost exclusively.

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    Yes, mainly the 50/1.4 on my Nikon F4, although I also take a wide (28 or 35, but mostly 35) and a short tele (again 85 or 105, mostly 105). Now that I have downgraded myself to an unmetered F2, I think I will use the same lenses.

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    Mostly I use just one of my zooms when I'm out with one of my Nikon SLR's so I guess strictly that means just "one" lens. But it seems a bit like cheating to say so since my 24-85 and 35-70 cover fairly wide ranges of f/length territory! Sometimes though, when I carry the 35-70 I'll also bring along the 28 and will interchange when I need a bit wider angle.

    With my Nikon and Cosina R2S RF gear I usually carry three lenese: a wide (24 or 35), normal and either the 85 or 105 and switch regularly depending on subject, composition etc.

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    I personally prefer to have several bodies onto which is a rarely removed lens, BUT
    as is said in the auto mechanics world, it is FAR, FAR better to have a tool and not need it, that it is to NOT HAVE a tool and need it even once.

    That comes from experience in both areas.

    Bobby

    PS--The photographers who use only one lens and camera, the tool they truly need is a well functioning brain, and with that they are well equipped.

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    On my F3 I will invariably take either one lens or three, rarely more.

    If I'm travelling anywhere I pack a 24, 55 and 105 trio.

    On a day trip to a city type location, it is usually a 24 for buildings and tight spaces.

    Having lenses ranging from 18mm through to 600mm I find that certain lenses are really good at one or two things and that is what they are used for.

    The sweetest lenses I have, are the 105 2.5 and the 85 1.4. The 85 is quite good for portrait work hand held with the 105 coming in second.

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    My favorite camera for general stuff is a Rollei TLR, so I am forced to use a normal lens, as that is what it has, and I love the thing. On my Pentax 35mm I have a 50mm and a 28mm, as well as a longer zoom. I almost never use the zoom, and mostly stick to the 50, on the other hand this is the only camera I have with a wide lens, so if I need/want one it will be grabbed. I still need to get an adapter but I also have a 1900mm FL telescope that I will be able to attach as a lens as well, useful for lunar shots, and maybe birds.

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    With my Nikon I use the 28mm to 300mm Tamron zoom lens almost exclusively. On rare occasion I will switch to the 20mm to 35mm Nikon zoom lens. I usually carry both with me as well as the Hasselblad and its four lenses because I need the exercise.

    Steve
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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